The dam holding back U.S. federal adoption of open source just burst with the introduction of the Defense Department’s Forge.mil.
Forge.mil is an open-source project repository built in the image of Sourceforge.net, Federal Computer Week reported Friday.
Despite being based on Sourceforge’s technology, Forge.mil has one significant difference: security. As David Mihelcic, chief technology officer for the Defense Information Systems Agency, told Federal Computer Week, the Department of Defense’s code repository has been “upgraded to meet DOD security requirements,” with smart cards used to provide log-in credentials.
(via Steven Walling)